Monday, August 24, 2015

Charles Matz: New Book, Columbus, the Moor

In his new "Atlantic World epic" from House of Nehisi Publishers, Professor Charles Matz (English) "opens the music of Earth's breast, from Arawakan illusions to cynical jests of a Eurocentric logic of burden." (Jay Haviser) and mercilessly sets us up for the day of "encounter" when Christopher Columbus and "a termite crew" arrive in what would come to be called the New World.

From the publisher's website: 
"The literary works of Charles Matz are extremely complex...What distinguishes his work is his plunging into the bottomless pit of lasting orality, the long and varied history of poetry-song-ritual."
– Andrea Zanzotto, Italy

Click the book cover above to order.

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